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Posted on: August 25th 2016

Selsey Academy Fire - Update 25 August

Tom Garfield, Headteacher, The Academy Selsey:

“Over the past few days, we have been working closely with our partners in the community, our academy sponsor TKAT, the local authorities and at the Department for Education to make sure we are able to minimise the impact the fire has on our students’ education. Our primary focus has been, and remains, to ensure that disruption is minimised and student’s education is not compromised as a result of the weekend’s devastating fire.

“As a result of this collaboration, we’re pleased to confirm that a temporary structure will be constructed on The Academy Selsey site over the coming weeks to replace the devastated buildings. The temporary structure will accommodate all 400 students from early Autumn.  

 “There will be an interim period while the temporary structure is finalised and during this time, provision will be made for students at four locations in the Selsey area. To help students and parents, these are grouped by year group as follows: 

  • Year 7 & 8 – Selsey Town Hall (55 High St, PO20 0RB) and the building which previously housed Selsey works (53 High St, PO20 0BN)
  • Year 9 – The Academy Selsey Sports Centre (School Lane, PO20 9EH)
  • Year 10 & 11 – Bunn Leisure (West Sands Holiday Village, PO20 9BH), with some specialist lessons at Chichester High School (Kingsham Road, PO19 8EB)

“All parents have received a communication today which outlines the details above. Moving forward, we will continue to be in touch with parents and pupils with all relevant updates to ensure there is no uncertainty regarding the provision of education. It’s been truly heart-warming to see the support we have received from all in the local and education communities, thank you.”

Please click here to download our Letter to Parents